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Dyfed-Powys Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Dyfed-Powys.

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Dyfed-Powys Police, we made the following judgments:

Dyfed-Powys Police is adequate at investigating crime, preventing crime, police powers and public treatment, responding to the public, managing offenders, and leadership and force management. Dyfed-Powys Police requires improvement at protecting vulnerable people and developing a positive workplace. Dyfed-Powys Police was awarded no outstanding, good or inadequate grades.

Read the full report for Dyfed-Powys Police

Mae Heddlu Dyfed-Powys yn ddigonol o ran pwerau’r heddlu a thrin y cyhoedd; atal troseddu; ymateb i’r cyhoedd; ymchwilio i droseddau; rheoli troseddwyr; ac arweinyddiaeth a rheoli’r llu. Mae angen i Heddlu Dyfed-Powys wella wrth ddiogelu pobl agored i niwed a datblygu gweithle cadarnhaol. Ni chafodd Heddlu Dyfed-Powys unrhyw raddau rhagorol, da neu annigonol.

Darllenwch yr adroddiad llawn ar gyfer Heddlu Dyfed-Powys


Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

4,237 square miles


0.523m people
up2% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.91 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up7% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
up44% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


63p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Dyfed-Powys Police.

About the force

Dyfed-Powys Police provides policing services to the areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. The police force area covers 4,230 square miles with approximately 350 miles of coastline in the south west of Wales.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Dyfed-Powys has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.5 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. The area has distinct, small urban areas including the towns of Carmarthen, Llanelli, Milford Haven, and Aberystwyth. The resident population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure includes a major sea port.

More about this area – What Dyfed-Powys Police says

Connect with Dyfed-Powys Police

Dyfed-Powys Police website

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s website